IV Fluids Specialist

Femme Next Generation Women's Care

OBGYNs & Urgent Care located in Thousand Oaks, CA

IV Fluids Q & A

At Femme we understand how debilitating morning sickness can be for pregnant women. IV hydration and IV anti-nausea therapy during pregnancy helps to ensure mom and baby have the fluids and nutrients necessary for optimal health. Dehydration can lead to low blood pressure which can affect the growing fetus. The women’s health medical professionals at Femme Next Generation Women’s Care in Thousand Oaks, CA can help you combat your morning sickness.


What can I expect from IV fluid and IV anti-nausea treatment?

IV nutritional therapy is a therapeutic treatment using intravenous fluids to rehydrate and revive your body. IV therapy utilizes a common, minimally-invasive procedure to intravenously deliver fluids, medications, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements directly into your bloodstream. Our medical professionals use this to provide relief from the effects of severe morning sickness in pregnancy.


Are IV fluids and IV anti-nausea right for me?

Up to 80% of pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness. Extreme morning sickness, called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, is caused by a rise in hormone levels. It usually appears between 4-6 weeks of pregnancy and may peak between 9-13 weeks. Nausea in pregnancy can often be debilitating, resulting in dehydration and weight loss due to inability to eat or drink and can, in severe cases, endanger your baby.  The best treatment option for severe morning sickness, such as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, is IV fluid and anti-nausea therapy. It allows the pregnant woman to replenish the fluids and nutrients lost due to vomiting to ensure the baby gets all the necessary nutrition. If you are experiencing symptoms such as those listed below, IV fluid therapy might be right for you.

  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Food aversions
  • Weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight
  • Decrease in urination
  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Jaundice
  • Extreme fatigue / fainting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate